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SC spending plan could cut almost 2,300 jobs

Mar 9, 2010 7:01:00 PM - thestate.com
South Carolina agencies say planned spending cuts will eliminate nearly 2,300 jobs.

House members on Tuesday were briefed on the $5 billion spending plan for the fiscal year that begins July 1. It was their first detailed look at how state agencies will handle more than $337 million in cuts.

Agencies are considering eliminating 2,287 regular, temporary and contract jobs. That includes 1,000 Department of Disabilities and Special Needs workers.

The state has more than 62,000 regular, full-time workers. Many of those would be affected by unpaid furloughs.

"This is what this budget is going to cause them to do," state Rep. Brian White told House members as the Anderson Republican explained what agency proposals meant.